Nissan Rogue Parts And Nissan Rogue Accessories
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Lost in Transmission: Addressing the Nissan Rogue\'s Transmission Failure
Debuting in 2007 for the 2008 model year, the 2008 Nissan Rogue is a sports utility vehicle of the compact crossover variety produced by Japan\'s own Nissan. It\'s essentially Japan\'s Nissan X-Trail made for a North American audience. It debuted on an auto show in January 7, 2007 in Detroit and since then became Nissan\'s main entry-level SUV offering. In regards to the Nissan Rogue Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Failure, here\'s the nitty-gritty. When you\'re driving your Nissan Rogue, it sometimes makes odd noises that happen every 30 thousand or 40 thousand miles. This is due to a faulty CVT that losses power every so often.
What to Expect from this Situation
The Nissan Rogue (CVT) Transmission Failure typically involves the following scenarios. You\'ll hear a whining noise on your transmission, followed by transmission slippage, rough shifts, delayed engagements, the transmission warning light blinking, and potential fluid leak. In order to deal with this issue, you might have to make several calls into the factory or meet with the factory territory manager about it.
According to the Nissan FAQ about transmission repair, all your warranty repairs must be done at an authorized Nissan dealer. If you were to get repairs outside the warranty periods at an independent facility before implementing your extended warranty, you might be eligible for reimbursement. Contact your local dealership for more details regarding this.
The Causes of Transmission Failure
The main cause of the Nissan Rogue (CVT) Transmission Failure is its faulty CVT. Your CVT might start failing because of use of aerated fluids. Your Nissan SUV also has a failsafe that happens when your transmission overheats. This is actually part of the design. It\'s supposed to shut down to protect itself. Your CVT fluid level is a huge factor in this failsafe.
The fluid should be set just under the full mark, in the middle of the crosshatch marks to ¾ (depending on the fuel temperature) because if it\'s overfull, it will also cause your CVT to whine and undergo failsafe mode as well. One other factor is coolant protection. Check your freeze protection with a refractometer (you can pick it up on many car shops) and make sure it stays at negative 34 degrees because overheating can occur even at negative 48 degrees.
How to Fix or Prevent the Complication
As a means of preventive maintenance, it\'s recommended to not use aftermarket fluids and stick with OEM replacements for your parts as much as possible. The main possible solution for the transmission failure tendencies of the Nissan Rogue is to replace your (CVT) transmission. You should also document the symptoms and keep service records so that later mechanics checking it out would know immediately what to do, if it could be fixed without replacement or not, and how extensive the damage to your CVT is.
As much as possible, watch out for this issue so that when it happens, you can detect it early on while your car is still on warranty because it\'s a lot more expensive to fix an off-warranty SUV for obvious reasons. Your dealer is likely to deny extending your warranty for this, though. The hotter the climate of your area, the easier your transmission will overheat, especially if your coolant protection isn\'t at the right setting. Checking your coolant can keep your CVT from requiring replacement (if it\'s not too late for it already).